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Pudenz named VP at H.D. Smith

By Patrick Yeagle Kyle Pudenz. Photo courtesy of H.D. Smith. Springfield pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith recently named Kyle Pudenz corporate vice president of supply chain management. Pudenz joined H.D. Smith in 2014 and most recently served there as senior director of purchasing. In his new role on H.D. Smith's executive leadership team, Pudenz [...]

Whalen Trucking buys Boesdorfer Trucking

By Patrick Yeagle Dennis Boesdorfer says trucking is all he's ever known. His father, Roland Boesdorfer, started Boesdorfer Trucking Inc. in Pleasant Plains in 1955, and Dennis Boesdorfer has been running the company with his wife, Monica, since the 1970s - almost as long as they've been married.  Now, he says it's time to step [...]

Not-so-risky business

By Patrick Yeagle Chris Stone knew from the start that it would all work out. And even if it didn’t, he wasn’t afraid to fail. Stone is part owner of HCI Alternatives, Springfield’s first medical cannabis dispensary, which marked its first year in business this month. Opening the shop was a risk, Stone says, but [...]

Heartland Credit Union to open new location

Heartland Credit Union announced this week plans to open a new Springfield branch this fall. We're excited to announce we will be opening a new branch this fall on the South side of Springfield! #watchusgrow #heartlandCU #5locations pic.twitter.com/hyi0eQNITt — Heartland CU (@Heartland_CU) March 28, 2017 The new branch, which will be located at 610 E. [...]

Habitat for Humanity contracts with city for large item pickup

By Patrick Yeagle Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County will assume large item pickup service in April under a new agreement with the City of Springfield. The Springfield City Council approved a contract for the service with Habitat for Humanity on March 21. Lance Morgan, director of Habitat's ReStore, says the organization already has box trucks [...]

Apartment complex proposed near Wells Fargo

A prominent Springfield developer is proposing a new apartment complex on the city's west side. Courtney Joyner, owner of Joyner Construction Services Inc., is seeking approval for a 204-unit development to be named Pleasant Park Apartments. The development would be located at 4700 Ash Grove Drive and include 17 apartment buildings with 12 units each. [...]

Charter school legislation passes House committee

By Monica Stabile New legislation calling for a halt to new charter schools in areas that have closed traditional public schools in the past decade passed a House committee in the Illinois statehouse Tuesday. The bill is one of several in the Illinois General Assembly dealing with charter schools amid increased attention to the issue [...]

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